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I started on crestor (rosuvastatin) 5mg recently. Is it for lifelong now ?
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Dr. William Lizarraga
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In brief: Not necessarily
For those unfortunate people who have had heart attacks or a genetic predisposition to very high cholesterol (especially ldl), a statin is probably recommended for life.
Otherwise, there are lifestyle changes that can sometimes work as well as statins, including a diet rich in fiber, whole grains, and polyunsaturated fatty acids, regular exercise and weight loss.

In brief: Not necessarily
For those unfortunate people who have had heart attacks or a genetic predisposition to very high cholesterol (especially ldl), a statin is probably recommended for life.
Otherwise, there are lifestyle changes that can sometimes work as well as statins, including a diet rich in fiber, whole grains, and polyunsaturated fatty acids, regular exercise and weight loss.
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